Collection: Migs (Mike Chavez)

Born in the Philippines, Mike Chavez, or MIGS, embarked on his artistic journey at the Queensland College of Art, transitioning from a successful career as an animator for major studios like Disney, Warner Brothers, and Dreamworks. Since his solo debut in 2004, Chavez’s diverse body of work explores themes ranging from the Australian ute to transsexual prostitutes, addressing racism and the intricacies of the human condition.

Classically trained as a traditional animator, Chavez seamlessly blends drawing, painting, screen print, spray paint, and stencils in his artwork. His themes span from human relationships to gun violence, racism, and sexuality, infused with biting humor and meticulous skill. Chavez’s dedication to social commentary, informed by his early role as an editorial cartoonist, positions his work beyond mere aesthetics, aiming to impart meaningful messages.

Chavez’s impactful career includes being a finalist in esteemed awards such as the Fleurieu Art Prize in 2008 and the Archibald Prize in 2009, where he depicted Aboriginal artist-provocateur Richard Bell. Nominated as one of the ‘top 20 artists under 35 in Australia,’ his work has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions across Australia and international art fairs in Melbourne, London, New York, and Brussels.

His artistic evolution reflects a deep examination of the influence of western power and consumerism on Filipino culture. Now based in Byron Bay, Australia, Chavez continues his artistic pursuits, embodying a multifaceted career that challenges societal norms and influences contemporary art discourse globally. His work has been featured in prominent publications like Vogue Living, Belle, Urbis, Lino, Empty, and Art Monthly, solidifying his impact on the art world.

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